Would you like to be remembered by others after you have passed on?
Most people won’t admit that they wish to be remembered due to the fear of being labelled as egoistical.
But try thinking from another point of view. People who are remembered, and respected, are often people who have made sacrifices and brought positivity to the lives of others.
These people have contributed their money, their time, their wisdoms, and even their lives.
George Washington, the first president of the United States, courageously led his brave troops to fight for the freedom of his people.
Rosa Parks stood up (or sat down) to racial discrimination. On 1 December 1955, she refused to give up her seat on the bus to the white passengers, which resulted in her arrest. Today, she’s remembered as an icon of resistance to racial segregation.
The saddest thing that can happen is for us to live a life of a hundred years and at the end of the day, not to have even a single soul who cares to remember us.
How much of us will be remembered after we have passed on is a byproduct of how much impact we make on the lives of others.
“The graveyard is richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream.” – Les Brown